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Skype 3.5 for iPhone and iPad – Auto-Shake Technology & Bluetooth Connectivity

Today we have released new versions (3.5.84) of Skype for iPhone and iPad. From now on, both clients will share the same version number since we have unified the code. In this release, we have made improvements in many areas to enrich the Skype mobile experience. Thank you for all your valuable feedback that has enabled this release.

Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad are available to download from Apple iTunes App Store today. Let us know your feedback via by visiting Skype Support.

New Features and Enhancements:

  • iPhone & iPad Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Anti-Shake Video image stabilization on iPhone
  • Incoming emoticons on iPhone instant message
  • Updated UI in iPhone

iPhone & iPad Bluetooth Connectivity

You will now be able to use Bluetooth-enabled headsets to make hands-free Skype calls.

Anti-Shake Video image stabilization on iPhone

We are introducing new feature for mobile video calling. When video shaking is detected, Skype automatically stabilizes the video image. It works when using your rear camera.

Incoming emoticons on iPhone instant message

Incoming emoticons are now properly displayed in iPhone instant messaging.

Updated UI in iPhone

New graphics, chat and call look for iPhone.

The new Skype for iPad update supports both iPad and iPad 2. The Skype for iPhone update supports the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, 2nd and 3rd Generation iPod Touch, and both iPad and iPad 2.

  • iOS 4.0 or later is required on all devices.

Known Issues:

Category Description Current Workaround
Audio/BT Call is disconnected when user setups a Bluetooth headset during an active call. Every next call should work with Bluetooth
Audio/BT Bluetooth is not supported on iPad1 and 3rd Generation iPod Touch None
Audio/BT When a Bluetooth headset is paired with an iPod Touch 3rd Generation, the user will experience an error message stating “No Microphone: Plug in a headset or microphone to talk on this call.” Click the Dismiss button and ignore
Audio/BT No audio can be heard from wired headset after user has plugged the headset in during an active call which was on Bluetooth. Click the headsets option menu.
Audio/BT Voicemail audio routes through the earpiece event if Bluetooth is connected. None
Audio/BT Bluetooth headset is not recognised on a video call until user makes a voice call via Bluetooth headset. Place a regular call, then a video call.
Calling When Skype is running in the background and an incoming call occurs, if you select Answer, the user may see the Answer/Decline buttons on the in-call screen. Ignore the Answer/Decline buttons. The call resumes.

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